In order to perform an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) operation, where a bridge section is built adjacent to its final location and moved into place quickly once constructed, the Connecticut Department of Transportation will be implementing 34-hour lane closures on I-95 Northbound in Waterford.
Interstate 95 northbound over Oil Mill Road in the town of Waterford will have one lane closed on Aug. 22 through Aug. 24, as well as Aug. 29 through Aug. 31. Significant traffic delays are expected.
The ABC process consists of four “slides,” where one half of each of the two bridges will be slid into place to accelerate construction and minimize impacts and inconveniences to the traveling public.
The first slide will begin on Monday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. and is planned to take 34-hours bringing the completion time to Aug. 24 at 6 a.m. The second slide will begin on Monday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. and is also planned to take 34-hours bringing the completion time to Aug. 31 at 6 a.m.
Each of these slides will require one of the two lanes on I-95 northbound be closed for the duration of the 34-hours. Significant traffic delays are expected and it is recommended that alternate routes are used during the closures.
The third and fourth slides are currently scheduled to be performed in October 2016. A future press release will be issued for these slides when exact dates are known.
August 2016 Lane Closure Information
- I-95 Northbound high speed lane closure will occur Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. through Aug. 24 at 6 a.m.
- I-95 Northbound low speed lane closure will occur Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. through Aug. 31 at 6 a.m.